The Martin OMM John Renbourn was built and named for one of the finest fingerstyle guitarists of the 20th century. The example offered here is #40 in this limited series and was built in 2011.
The design of this guitar reflects the artist's fondness for 14-fret Orchestra Model guitars and his use of both standard and alternate tunings. This guitar is 15-1/4" wide and 4-1/8" deep at the lower bout. It combines high-altitude Alpine Spruce for the top with highly figured Madagascar Rosewood for the back and sides. It has a 25-1/4" string scale, a 1-3/4" bone nut and 2-1/4" string spacing. The neck is Mahogany with an a Low Profile neck carve. The cosmetics are a combination of traditional styling and custom aesthetics. The purfling and backstrip are herringbone and the rosette is composed of black/white/black inlays. The headstock inlay is a custom unicorn made of abalone, MOP and Micarta. Pentangle-shaped MOP inlays adorn the Black Ebony fretboard. It is equipped with engraved Golden Age side-mount tuners with Ivoroid buttons. The label of each guitar is numbered and signed by John Renbourn.
This guitar has a voice that is loud, open and quite warm in tone. The note to note clarity and definition is notable. Please check out the brief sound sample provided. It is very responsive and easy to play. The guitar is setup nicely with 12th fret string heights of 6.5/64" on the low E side and 4.5/64" on the high E side, with lots of saddle remaining should string height adjustments be desired.
This guitar is in excellent condition. Only the lightest of play and handling wear is evident and only if you look very closely. The frets are in great condition too. The specs for this model call for a full gloss finish, but on this example the finish is a bit less glossy than usual and I really like the look and feel. This beautiful guitar comes in a mint Martin Geib-style case.
If a superb sounding, playing and highly collectible Martin acoustic appeals to you, this fabulous OM may be just what you are looking for. A beautiful and great sounding Martin indeed!
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